April Dessalet Thomspon

Welcome to the Webpage for 

English Grade 6 

Bedford Middle School Phone: 540-586-7735


 Block 1AB: English 6
 Block 2AB: English 6
   Block 3AB: Planning *
  Block 4AB: English 6

Lunch for 6th Grade Students: 12:01-12:31* 
*Teachers may be monitoring or providing coverage at this time

Important Dates:
Week of  5/14

Book Clubs! 
Reading SOL Retake Tutorials - 5/14
Expedited Retakes - 5/15
VISA Rewards Party - 5/18
Academic Awards Assembly - 5/21   9:00am

*Please sign up for text reminders through REMIND:
*Go to the following link:  rmd.at/k427d
Name of Class: English 6 2017-2018
*If you don't have a smartphone, text the message @k427d to the number 81010
*If you're having trouble with 811010, try texting @k427 to (540) 322-1039

*Students should plan to review their reading comprehension strategies at home using their vocabulary study guides and interactive notebook.

 *Please click on USEFUL LINKS for additional academic enrichment and important SOL skill review.

*Please contact me if you have any questions or concerns. Thank you for all you do to help our students achieve success!  Success builds confidence!

Quarter 4 Overview

Comprehension Skills:
Review Poetry*Figurative Language*Poetic Elements*
Fiction & Nonfiction Analysis*
*Text Structure*Text Features*
*Fact*Opinion*Author's Purpose
*Plot*Setting*Conflict*Theme*Character Traits*Tone*Author's Purpose*Inference*Drawing Conclusions* Main Idea*Summary*Compare/Contrast*
*Comprehension*Vocabulary*Prefixes*Suffixes*Root Words*

Writing Skills:

*Pre-writing Techniques*
* Review Narrative Essay*Expository*Research
Importance of Message & Voice
*Sentence Variety*


"The purpose of education is to teach one to think intensively and to think critically.  Intelligence plus character--that is the goal of true education." 
~Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

"Good books, like good friends, are few and chosen; the more select, the more enjoyable."
~Louisa May Alcott

"I'm just going to write, because I cannot help it."
~Charlotte Bronte

"What you do today can improve all of your tomorrows." 
~ Ralph Marston

"Do you want to know who you are? Don't ask.  Act!  Action will delineate and define you."  
~Thomas Jefferson

"Either write something worth reading or do something worth writing."
~Benjamin Franklin

"The key is to keep company only with people who uplift you, whose presence calls forth your best."

"Love is the only force capable of transforming an enemy into a friend."
~Martin Luther King Jr.

"You have to expect things of yourself before you can do them."
~Michael Jordan

"Seek first to understand, then to be understood."
~Stephen R. Covey

"Do the best you can until you know better.  Then, when you know better, do better." 
~Maya Angelou

“Courage. Kindness. Friendship. Character. These are the qualities that define us as human beings, and propel us, on occasion, to greatness.” 
R.J. PalacioWonder


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